114 Winslow Ln, Irvine, Ca 92620

 

114 Winslow Ln is a Gorgeous Home in The Heart of Orange County in Prestigious Northwood Pointe in Irvine. This Lanes End Cottage Home Boasts Approximately 1,340 square feet of Living Space with 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths. This Floor Plan Includes A Gourmet Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Plenty of Storage and Built-In Desk. The Open Concept Space is Anchored by The Living Room with Fireplace & French Doors That Lead to the Courtyard.  Beautiful Imported Spanish Tile Floors Downstairs & Upgraded Custom Carpet Upstairs.  Tall Ceilings & Great Natural Light Beem Through This Home.  Opulent Master Bedroom with Walk In Closet and Master Bath with Dual Vanities and Stand-Up Shower. Great Outdoor Space On Both Sides of this Home Allow For Wonderful Family Gatherings and Do Not Miss The Outdoor Spa.  Fabulous Association Pool, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, BBQ’s, Parks & Trails. Minutes away from Canyon View Elementary School, Sierra Vista Middle School, Northwood High School, The Irvine Spectrum, Shopping, Dining and Easy Freeway Access.

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2013 America’s Best High Schools – Newsweek

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2013 America’s Best High Schools

This year our ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

 

Click the link below to see the list. Some of our local Orange County Schools have made the list!

http://www.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html

Home Energy Saving Tips

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SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN REDUCE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME AND SAVE MONEY!!!

 

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These days we all can appreciate saving a buck or two, right? By living a little greener, you may see a little more green in your wallet! Reducing energy use in your home is a great way to save YOU money!. Also, by using less energy there will be less pollution and cleaner air to breath. Sounds like a win-win to me!

Here are helpful tips which may help you save energy and some money in the process too!

 

ROOFING

  • Save money and the environment by installing an ENERGY STAR roof.
  • Reflective coating on your roof will reduce the strain on your AC and lower the amount of heat coming into your home.

 

COOLING

  •  Switch your ceiling fans to reverse or a counter clockwise position in the summer and in the winter run it at low speeds in the clockwise position.
  • Use ceiling fans to cool off as they are cheaper than the A/C and use no more energy than a standard light bulb. HOWEVER, make sure that you turn them off when you leave as they do not cool down a room, only people!

 

HEATING

  •  When you want to heat up your home, do it slowly and it will keep your bills down. Quickly raising the heat pump’s temperature activates the heat strip and uses a lot of energy. Slow and steady wins the race here!
  • Keep the temperature inside your home as close to the outside temperature. It is cheaper to heat a home to 75 degrees when it is 60 degrees outside then when it is 45 degrees outside.

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Real Estate + Technology

Contributing Author: Raj Qsar – Principal | Owner The Boutique Real Estate Group

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Real Estate + Technology. Not really two words that go hand in hand. Two words that usually do not embrace each other. Two words that scare off the most seasoned real estate professional.

Our story goes a little something like this: We love tech. We love real estate. So why not marry the two? Why not have a “forever relationship” with these two words? Why not incorporate technology into every aspect of the real estate experience? Our clients do not need to be tech savvy to use these products, but our agents need to understand how this technology is a benefit.

We have embraced every aspect of technology at The Boutique Real Estate Group here in Orange County, California, and we feel we have successfully digitized the real estate experience for our clientele. Most of our clients are finding us online. Most of our clients are seeing our listings online. So, it only makes sense that we need technology for real estate to survive. If our clients have instant access to data on their mobile devices, so should our agents. Everyone is head down and focused on their phones and tablets. Everyone is in the moment, and we are now able to step into that moment and grab his or her attention.

You won’t find our clients running to a fax machine to fax something to us. We don’t ask our clients to print, fill out, scan, and then save and email anything to us. It’s not how we roll. We sign digitally with DocuSign. Got mobile? No problem. Got a tablet? No problem. DocuSign allows our clients to sign on the go with ease from any device they carry.

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Furthermore, our in-transaction platform of choice is Cartavi, which seamlessly has integrated the DocuSign platform for electronic signatures. Our agents have their own personal Transaction Concierge (TC) who is trained on DocuSign and Cartavi. It only makes sense to be able to store our clients’ documents digitally, have access to them on our mobile devices, and then share the documents with all parties involved in the transaction. Our agents and TCs not only communicate digitally via DocuSign and Caravi, but we are able to manage the most complicated of transactions with these two platforms. No more emailing huge files between escrow, lenders, title, buyers, sellers, and agents. We share our files through Cartavi.

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Several members of our team are heading to Inman Real Estate Connect NYC this week. This gathering is tech real estate heaven! If you’re looking for the best and the brightest in our industry, then Connect is where you should be.

Have a question for Raj and team? Contact them here: http//www.TheBoutiqueRE.com | @RajQsar | @TheBoutiqueRE

 

 

 

 

 

Inman News 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders Announced

Jeremy Lehman | The Boutique Real Estate Group
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Each year, Inman News recognizes real estate industry leaders whose ingenuity, strength, conviction, power and persistence are driving change.

The Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders report seeks to include not only thought leaders, power brokers and deal makers, but entrepreneurs from outside the industry whose ideas are influencing the way homes are bought and sold.

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Jeremy Lehman, a Realtor with The Boutique Real Estate Group in Orange County, Calif., draws on his background in real estate technology to train agents and brokers, and help develop new real estate programs and applications. A featured speaker at local and national events, Lehman is also an adviser to NuOffer, a technology startup creating an innovative way for real estate agents to submit purchase offers on behalf of clients, and to manage offers they have received. Lehman is president of the Pacific West Association of Realtors, and serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Realtors.

Twitter: @jeremylehman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremylehman
LinkedIn or other bio: Click here

O.C.’s Top 10 New Restaurants 2013

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1. Little Sparrow
An American cafe with the old soul of a European bistro. Rising star chef. Killer pastrami. Elegant pastas. 300 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 714-265-7640

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2. Arc
Urban campfire cooking. Dark and comfy. Magical mushrooms. Artisanal steaks. The burger is beyond compare. 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. 949-500-5561

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3. Taco Maria

Highly refined Chicano cuisine. Brilliant wine pairings. Wood-fired grill. Chef’s counter. This is not a taqueria. 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. 714-538-8444

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4. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
David Wilhelm returns. Burgers. Cheddar cheese and beer dip. Crispy onion rings. Fireplace on the patio. 25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. 949-388-8900

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5. Sue Ann’s Kitchen
Fun nostalgia overload. Like being at a dinner party in 1972. Best crab cake on the planet. Layer cake heaven. 1450 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. 714-961-137

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6. Ways & Means Oyster House
Chandeliers and red leather booths. Bow ties and Naked Cowboys (oysters). Duck-egg crème brûlée. 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. 714-516-1800

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7. Urban Seoul
East-west mashup. Korean tacos. Chorizo fried rice. Kimchee quesadilla. Ice-cold beer. Get in line; it’s always a tight squeeze. Diamond Jamboree, 2750 Alton Parkway, Irvine. 949-533-0188

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8. Rice Paper
Vietnamese drinking cafe. Shrimp on a stick! 18-hour pho. Sizzling bloody clams. Bring earplugs. 10561 Bolsa Ave., Garden Grove. 714-554-8889

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9. Ritter’s
As New Orleans as it gets. Gumbo. Lobster pan roasts. Clams. Oyster po’ boys. Spicy! 1421 W. MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana. 714-850-1380

10. Red O
Modern Mexican. Classy tequila. Live music (warning: loud). But why does the decor look so Moroccan? Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 949-718-0300

This article originally appeared in the OC Register. To read the original story and the 2013 OC Register Restaurant Awards, check out the current issueSubscriptions are required to read Register content in the week that it is originally published. If you don’t want to subscribe, you can simply buy a Day Pass — cheaper than a cup of coffee — for 24-hour access to the entire OC Register archive. I also invite you to follow me and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

The 12 Tips of Christmas from Top Real Estate Pros

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Christmas is just around the corner, and most Real Estate professionals have turned their attention to some last minute present-shopping, turkey-stuffing and snow-shredding.

So for this week’s Know It Now article we convinced 12 of the biggest names in Real Estate to spill the beans on what made them so successful.

Raj QsarChristophe ChooJoe SchuttPhil DuMoulinLeigh Brown, Cindy Banks and more have found their own unique way to separate themselves and generate a whack of business. So take notes!

The holiday spirit is upon us, and with such big names in the mood to share, this is a must-read occasion.

‘Tis the season.

So in no particular order, here are 12 Tips of Christmas from Top Real Estate Pros.

Enjoy!

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Are buyerʼs agents becoming obsolete?

By: Melissa Sims, The Boutique Real Estate Group

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In todayʼs digital age, buyers have incredible amounts of information at their finger tips,

literally. I have had buyers walk into an open house, smartphone in hand, not needing

information from me because they already know exactly how many square feet there

are in the home, what school district it is in, and what the asking price is. Most of these

buyers were not represented by an agent, so it begs the question: are buyerʼs agents

becoming obsolete? Am I worried, as a Realtor, that this will affect my career?

The answer to both questions is an astounding NO. While buyers have information at

their finger tips, many of the avenues in which they get that information are notorious for

inaccuracy. Information can be incomplete and outdated, and sometimes, just plain

incorrect.

However, I absolutely applaud buyers that have done their homework. It makes my job

smoother and easier. But, the property search function is a very small part of the entire

process. Regardless of how educated buyers are, most do not know the ʻins and outsʼ

of a real estate transaction. The amount of paperwork alone is enough reason to hire

an agent. And, if you happen to enter into a transaction where the selling agent isnʼt

aware of the disclosures needed, you could find yourself unprotected. In addition, when

you walk into a transaction without an agent, you are automatically hiring the sellerʼs

agent. Whose best interest does that agent protect? By law, it is supposed to be both

of yours. But in reality, that may not always be the case. Protect yourself.

With all of the new master-planned communities being built in the next few years,

bringing a licensed real estate agent with you when touring the properties for the first

time is the way to ensure that you are the most prepared you can be for the one of

biggest financial decisions of your life. We are here to be your advocate, your

negotiator and your friend through the process. We are here to guide you through the

contract process, inform you of your rights, and be the go-between for uncomfortable

scenarios that often arise.

You can search on You Tube for “how to perform an appendectomy” and it will give you

step-by-step instructions on removing an appendix. So are you going to go out and buy

some surgical tools and do it yourself? We certainly hope not! When making such a

huge financial decision, wouldn’t it make sense to use every tool available to you?

Especially when the tool is free to you?

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

To reach Melissa Sims directly please email her at Melissa.Sims@TheBoutiqueRE.com or 714-616-6442 or visit her at www.TheBoutiqueRE.com/Melissa-Sims

Golf Cart or Gallop? Which Do You Prefer?

By:  Karie Talke | The Boutique Real Estate Group

Where can you find a little peace and tranquility nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of a thriving suburban city?

Two Words:  Yorba Linda

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For those who live in Yorba Linda and for those who come to visit, you know that our recreation trails offer you a little peace and tranquility away from a hectic, busy life. The trails are an unique way to explore our city or reach your destination. The white picketed fences outline each trail as they meander in an intrinsic pattern throughout our neighborhoods, parks, hills, all the while showing you a glimpse into suburban country living. Not too many trails I know of offer you views of a top rated golf course, horses, chickens, donkeys, orange trees and a historical Presidential Library all with in a short distance of each other.

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On any given day you can see people biking, jogging, walking, riding a horse or driving a golf cart on the trails- the mode of your transportation is for you to decide. Which do you prefer? Any way you choose… I am sure you are going to enjoy it!

“When the path ignites a soul, there’s no remaining in place…” -Hakim Sanai

With over a 100 miles of recreation trails in Yorba Linda, all connecting in one way or another, I am sure you will agree that these trails can add a little bit of country into this rock and roll city we live in.

To contact Karie Talke about anything & everything in Yorba Linda, Ca please email her at Karie.Talke@TheBoutiqueRE.com or connect with her at http://TheBoutiqueRE.com/Karie-Talke

 

Corona Del Mar 35th Annual Christmas Walk

Corona Del Mar To Celebrate 35th Annual Christmas Walk On Sunday December 8th

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The Corona del Mar Christmas Walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8, featuring live entertainment, the Fireman’s Grill, Santa Claus photos, bouncy houses, bungee jumping, a petting zoo and more.

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to town each year. Local businesses and restaurants feature tastings and parties, and a vendor fair will take place at the center stage near the Bandera parking lot. The lower lot will feature a beer and wine garden and the popular local band Pinch Me, and there will be an opportunity drawing with more than $15,000 worth of prizes.

“It is always our most popular event each year,” said Linda Leonhard, president of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the event click here. To read about last year’s Christmas Walk, click here.

The Christmas Walk traditionally takes place the first Sunday in December, but this year’s event will be held a week later to avoid conflicting with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Leonhard said.

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3653 E. Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625

949-612-2535

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